Duke Snider Stats

Duke Snider was born on Sunday, September 19, 1926, in Los Angeles, California. Snider was 20 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 17, 1947, with the Brooklyn Dodgers. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Duke Snider baseball stats page.

"In the split second from the time the ball leaves the pitcher's hand until it reaches the plate you have to think about your stride, your hip action, your wrist action, determine how much, if any, the ball is going to break, and then decide whether to swing at it." - Duke Snider in The Sporting News (November 19, 1952) [ Duke Snider Quotes ]
Duke Snider

Duke 'The Silver Fox' Snider Autograph on a 1991 Topps Archives Baseball Card (#327 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1991top05' title='1991 Topps Archives Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)
Duke 'The Silver Fox' Snider Autograph on a 1991 Topps Archives Baseball Card (#327 | Checklist )

Birth Name:
Edwin Donald Snider
Nickname:
Duke or The Duke of Flatbush or The Silver Fox
Born On:
09-19-1926  (Virgo)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Los Angeles, California
Year of Death Data Died On:
02-27-2011 ( 100 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Escondido, California
Cemetery:
Fallbrook Masonic Cemetery, Fallbrook, California
High School:
Compton High School (Compton, CA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-00
Player Weight Chart Weight:
190
First Game:
04-17-1947 (Age 20)
Last Game:
10-03-1964
Draft:
Not Applicable
Duke Snider

Duke Snider Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
- - Did Not Pitch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
Duke Snider

Duke Snider Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1947 21 Dodgers 40 83 6 20 3 1 0 0 5 3 0 24 2 - 1 0 .241 .276 .301
1948 22 Dodgers 53 160 22 39 6 6 5 0 21 12 1 27 0 - 0 4 .244 .297 .450
1949 23 Dodgers 146 552 100 161 28 7 23 0 92 56 2 92 3 - 4 8 .292 .361 .493
1950 24 Dodgers 152 620 109 199 31 10 31 0 107 58 5 79 6 - 0 9 .321 .379 .553
1951 25 Dodgers 150 606 96 168 26 6 29 1 101 62 3 97 4 - 0 23 .277 .344 .483
1952 26 Dodgers 144 534 80 162 25 7 21 0 92 55 9 77 9 - 0 17 .303 .368 .494
1953 27 Dodgers 153 590 132 198 38 4 42 2 126 82 12 90 5 - 3 10 .336 .419 .627
1954 28 Dodgers 149 584 120 199 39 10 40 0 130 84 18 96 1 6 4 12 .341 .423 .647
1955 29 Dodgers 148 538 126 166 34 6 42 1 136 104 19 87 4 6 1 9 .309 .418 .628
1956 30 Dodgers 151 542 112 158 33 2 43 1 101 99 26 101 6 4 1 16 .292 .399 .598
1957 31 Dodgers 139 508 91 139 25 7 40 0 92 77 12 104 3 3 1 17 .274 .368 .587
1958 32 Dodgers 106 327 45 102 12 3 15 0 58 32 4 49 1 4 1 11 .312 .371 .505
1959 33 Dodgers 126 370 59 114 11 2 23 0 88 58 13 71 5 2 0 8 .308 .400 .535
1960 34 Dodgers 101 235 38 57 13 5 14 0 36 46 8 54 1 2 1 7 .243 .366 .519
1961 35 Dodgers 85 233 35 69 8 3 16 0 56 29 3 43 2 1 1 6 .296 .375 .562
1962 36 Dodgers 80 158 28 44 11 3 5 0 30 36 6 32 0 0 2 5 .278 .418 .481
1963 37 Mets 129 354 44 86 8 3 14 0 45 56 9 74 0 4 1 2 .243 .345 .401
1964 38 Giants 91 167 16 35 7 0 4 0 17 22 4 40 0 0 0 2 .210 .302 .323
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
18 Years 2,143 7,161 1,259 2,116 358 85 407 5 1,333 971 154 1,237 52 32 21 166 .295 .380 .540
Duke Snider

Duke Snider Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1947 Dodgers CF 13 10 297 35 2.7 34 34 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .971 3.09
1947 Dodgers LF 5 1 51 5 1.0 5 5 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.65
1947 Dodgers RF 7 2 114 9 1.3 9 9 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.13
1948 Dodgers CF 41 36 936 84 2.0 83 78 5 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .988 2.39
1948 Dodgers RF 7 4 153 10 1.4 10 10 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.76
1949 Dodgers CF 145 134 3,687 373 2.6 367 355 12 6 3 n/a n/a n/a .984 2.69
1950 Dodgers CF 151 150 441 401 2.7 394 379 15 7 2 n/a n/a n/a .983 24.12
1951 Dodgers CF 150 148 3,978 399 2.7 394 382 12 5 1 n/a n/a n/a .987 2.67
1952 Dodgers CF 141 139 3,735 347 2.5 350 339 11 3 3 n/a n/a n/a .992 2.53
1953 Dodgers CF 151 149 3,933 384 2.5 379 370 9 5 3 n/a n/a n/a .987 2.60
1954 Dodgers CF 148 147 3,987 376 2.5 369 361 8 7 1 n/a n/a n/a .981 2.50
1955 Dodgers CF 146 144 3,834 359 2.5 355 345 10 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .989 2.50
1956 Dodgers CF 150 147 3,861 372 2.5 366 356 10 6 1 n/a n/a n/a .984 2.56
1957 Dodgers CF 136 134 3,582 311 2.3 308 302 6 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .990 2.32
1958 Dodgers CF 78 65 1,737 139 1.8 137 134 3 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .986 2.13
1958 Dodgers LF 6 4 90 4 0.7 4 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.20
1958 Dodgers RF 11 11 279 14 1.3 14 13 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.35
1959 Dodgers CF 54 52 1,095 77 1.4 75 74 1 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .974 1.85
1959 Dodgers LF 2 1 51 8 4.0 7 7 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .875 3.71
1959 Dodgers RF 69 50 1,428 75 1.1 74 73 1 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .987 1.40
1960 Dodgers CF 48 44 1,032 79 1.6 75 73 2 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .949 1.96
1960 Dodgers RF 35 21 636 34 1.0 34 33 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.44
1961 Dodgers CF 24 22 504 41 1.7 39 38 1 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .951 2.09
1961 Dodgers RF 51 35 981 81 1.6 80 76 4 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .988 2.20
1962 Dodgers CF 2 1 30 3 1.5 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.70
1962 Dodgers LF 15 14 339 21 1.4 21 19 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.67
1962 Dodgers RF 24 22 570 33 1.4 31 30 1 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .939 1.47
1963 Mets CF 11 7 216 16 1.5 16 16 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.00
1963 Mets LF 35 30 783 49 1.4 49 45 4 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.69
1963 Mets RF 63 57 1,401 81 1.3 79 78 1 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .975 1.52
1964 Giants LF 18 14 357 24 1.3 24 23 1 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.82
1964 Giants RF 26 20 507 23 0.9 22 21 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .957 1.17
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
CF Totals 1,589 1,529 36,885 3,796 2.4 3,744 3,639 105 58 17 n/a n/a n/a .985 2.74
RF Totals 293 222 6,069 360 1.2 353 343 10 7 4 n/a n/a n/a .981 1.57
LF Totals 81 64 1,671 111 1.4 110 103 7 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .991 1.78
18 Years 1,963 1,815 44,625 4,267 2.2 4,207 4,085 122 66 22 n/a n/a n/a .985 2.55
Duke Snider

Duke Snider Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1947 Dodgers 2 1 .667 15 0 n/a 0.0 3.5 16.6 - - -
1948 Dodgers 4 2 .667 6 0 n/a 32.0 5.9 7.6 - - -
1949 Dodgers 12 5 .706 5 0 n/a 24.0 6.0 6.0 - - -
1950 Dodgers 16 15 .516 1 0 n/a 20.0 7.8 5.8 - - -
1951 Dodgers 14 10 .583 0 0 n/a 20.9 6.2 6.0 - - -
1952 Dodgers 7 4 .636 3 0 n/a 25.4 6.9 5.8 - - -
1953 Dodgers 16 7 .696 4 0 n/a 14.0 6.6 4.7 - - -
1954 Dodgers 6 6 .500 2 0 n/a 14.6 6.1 4.5 - - -
1955 Dodgers 9 7 .563 2 0 n/a 12.8 6.2 4.0 - - -
1956 Dodgers 3 3 .500 1 0 n/a 12.6 5.4 5.4 - - -
1957 Dodgers 3 4 .429 3 0 n/a 12.7 4.9 5.5 - - -
1958 Dodgers 2 2 .500 20 0 n/a 21.8 6.7 5.6 - - -
1959 Dodgers 1 5 .167 23 0 n/a 16.1 5.2 4.2 - - -
1960 Dodgers 1 0 1.000 33 0 n/a 16.8 4.4 6.5 - - -
1961 Dodgers 1 1 .500 23 2 n/a 14.6 5.4 4.2 - - -
1962 Dodgers 2 0 1.000 42 1 n/a 31.6 4.9 5.3 - - -
1963 Mets 0 1 .000 34 0 n/a 25.3 4.8 7.9 - - -
1964 Giants 0 0 .000 56 0 n/a 41.8 4.2 9.8 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
18 Years 99 73 .576 273 3 n/a 17.6 5.8 5.4 - - -
Duke Snider

Duke Snider Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1947 Brooklyn Dodgers 4 $5,000.00 - -
1948 Brooklyn Dodgers 4 $5,000.00 - -
1949 Brooklyn Dodgers 4 $6,500.00 - Stats
1950 Brooklyn Dodgers 4 $12,000.00 Stats -
1951 Brooklyn Dodgers 4 $20,000.00 Stats -
1952 Brooklyn Dodgers 4 $21,000.00 Stats Stats
1953 Brooklyn Dodgers 4 $26,000.00 Stats Stats
1954 Brooklyn Dodgers 4 $31,000.00 Stats -
1955 Brooklyn Dodgers 4 $35,000.00 Stats Stats
1956 Brooklyn Dodgers 4 $44,000.00 Stats Stats
1957 Brooklyn Dodgers 4 $44,000.00 - -
1958 Los Angeles Dodgers 4 $44,000.00 - -
1959 Los Angeles Dodgers 4 $43,500.00 - Stats
1960 Los Angeles Dodgers 4 $43,000.00 - -
1961 Los Angeles Dodgers 4 $38,000.00 - -
1962 Los Angeles Dodgers 4 $38,000.00 - -
1963 New York Mets 11 , 4 $38,000.00 Stats -
1964 San Francisco Giants 28 $32,000.00 - -


Edwin Donald Snider was a Major League Baseball player for the Brooklyn Dodgers (1947-1957), Los Angeles Dodgers New York Mets (1963), and San Francisco Giants (1964). Snider's dad nicknamed his son at an early age when he observed him after a game with some swagger, commenting, "Here comes the Duke."


Duke Snider | Baseball Hall of Fame Biography | August 31, 2011 | Duke Snider Videos
Did you know that Duke Snider, through today , is the all-time Dodgers franchise leader in home runs (389), RBIs (1,271), and extra base hits (814)? The Dodgers retired his #4 on July 6, 1980, and we honored him below with four "did you know" items:

Did you know that Duke Snider hit 40-or-more home runs in five consecutive seasons (1953-1957), had six 100 RBI seasons (1950, 1951 & 1953-1956), scored more than 100 runs six times (1949, 1950 & 1953-1956), but never won a Most Valuable Player Award ?

In 1955, The Silver Fox and Roy Campanella both got eight first place votes, but the remaining distribution of second through seventh place votes gave Campy 226 points and left Duke at second place with 221 points. End of story. Right? Not quite! Snider said this in his book ( The Duke Of Flatbush ):

" Campy won his third Most Valuable Player Award , and I was second. That's how good the Dodgers were - two players on the same team finishing one-two in the MVP voting. Campy won by only five points, and goodness knows, if anyone was going to be the MVP instead of me, I'd want Campy to be the one. There was a controversy about the voting, however, and many of the fans and writers were upset, saying I should have won the award .

The reason for all the fuss was the ballot cast be a Philadelphia writer who was sick and in the hospital. On his list of ten candidates for the award, he put Campy down twice and didn't put me down at all. The argument was that the ballot was invalid and the Baseball Writers Association of America, which conducts the voting among its members, should have thrown the ballot out. No one knew if the writer did it accidentally or on purpose, but instead of voiding the ballot, the officials counted the writer's first-place vote for Campy and simply disregarded the fifth-place vote for him."

Did you know that when Duke Snider hit two homers on September 22, 1957 , off Robin Roberts , they were the last hits in Ebbets Field ? A year later, Duke Snider collected a single on April 18, 1958 , in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the first Dodger hit after the franchise relocated to Los Angeles . One last ballpark first, on April 10, 1962 , when The Duke recorded the first Dodger hit at Dodger Stadium!

Did you know that the 1981 song by Terry Cashman, Talkin' Baseball , was originally called Willie, Mickey, and the Duke , a tribute to to Willie Mays , Mickey Mantle and Duke Snider - three of the greatest outfielders of the decade (1950s)?

Did you know that Duke Snider played in six World Series ( 1949 , 1952 , 1953 , 1955 , 1956 , 1959 ), winning two rings ( 1955 - the last for the Brooklyn Dodgers and 1959 - the first for the Los Angeles Dodgers ), and collected eleven total home runs, including four in 1952 , and four in 1955 , the first player in baseball history with four home runs in two Fall Classics ?

Duke Snider Hall of Fame Plaque
Duke Snider | National Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque | Class of 1980 ( HOF )
The National Baseball Hall of Fame inducted The Silver Fox in 1980, after he spent eleven years on the ballot. They shared this trivia, "On the baseball field, Duke was royalty. He gracefully patrolled centerfield in Brooklyn and was one of the most prolific power hitters of the 1950s, as he hit more home runs and had more RBI in the decade than any other player."

Last-Modified: July 26, 2018 4:30 AM EST

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